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  • October 20, 2018, 05:24:08 PM

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Author Topic: My long awaited Eagle - A project in the works  (Read 35783 times)

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Offline trooper5707

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Re: My long awaited Eagle - A project in the works
« Reply #165 on: March 30, 2018, 06:31:33 PM »
Thanks for the encouragement.  It's good to know I'm not alone.

I decided I'd have a go at replacing my window sweeps.  The door panel/interior side is held on with very heavy duty staples.  I got them all off with no problems (besides sore fingers).  I've read that some use pop rivets to re-attached.  Has anyone done sweeps before?  Any opinions on rivets vs. new staples?

To revise a post from long ago, I have a fun set and am about to install mine, any feedback on the method to install?

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Re: My long awaited Eagle - A project in the works
« Reply #166 on: March 30, 2018, 06:46:59 PM »
When I replaced the sweeps on my TBird a few years back, the replacements were intended to be held on with staples.  I used zip ties instead, and I was able to get a much tighter fit to the door panel.  Don't get the ones that are too wide, they aren't as flexible and won't fit as tight.  Good luck!!
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Re: My long awaited Eagle - A project in the works
« Reply #167 on: March 30, 2018, 06:50:25 PM »
I just did the outer window sweeps on my SX/4. They don't fit real tight to my windows for some reason.

Probably don't need the inner sweeps yet, but where do you guys source them from?